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File #: 3157-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/25/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To appropriate $352,000.00 within the Federal Transportation Grant Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to pay utility relocation costs to various utilities for the Intersection Improvements-Hilliard Rome Road at Feder Road project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $352,000.00 from the Federal Transportation Grant Fund and up to $88,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for utility relocations for this project; and to declare an emergency. ($440,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ord 3157-2019 Util Relo Hilliard Rome at Feder
This legislation authorizes payment for utility relocation work as needed by AT&T and other utilities (or companies hired by utilities to perform utility relocation work) for the Intersection Improvements-Hilliard Rome Road at Feder Road (FRA-CR03-12.96 PID 98557) project in an amount of up to $440,000.00.

The Department of Public Service is engaged in the Intersection Improvements-Hilliard Rome Road at Feder Road project. The Department of Public Service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this funding legislation.

In the course of effecting roadway improvements it is sometimes necessary to force the relocation of utilities from privately held easements or place overhead utilities underground to promote the public health, safety, and welfare, including the economic development of the City. It is necessary to move utilities to complete this project.

The funding request for utilities relocation reimbursement is based upon estimates from the utilities. The utilities will invoice the City for actual costs incurred in relocating the utilities. The amount needed may exceed the amount requested in this ordinance. Additional legislation will be submitted by the Department of Public Service if additional funds are needed to complete the relocations.

The estimated cost of the utility relocation work is $440,000.00. The work is partially funded by a reimbursement grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) that has an 80/20 funding split of eligible costs, with ODOT providing the 80%. Grant number G591806 (Hilliard Rome Rd at Feder Rd 98557) was established for this grant. $352,000.00 will need to be appropriated within the grant for this expense.

The 20% local share cost of $88,000.00 is a budgeted expense within Fund 7704, the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Project P530086-100027 (Intersection Improvements-Hillia...

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